Criminogenic Beliefs - Pts 1&2

Criminogenic Beliefs - Pts 1&2 - e.g. Tombstone...

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Tombstone Factors e.g. - age at first arrest - number of prior arrests - criminal versatility - history of alcohol or substance abuse Arrest Reincarceration Recidivism GMU Inmate Study Conviction
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GMU Inmate Study Tombstone Factors e.g. - age at first arrest - number of prior arrests - criminal versatility - history of alcohol or substance abuse Residential Stability Child Support Credit History Receipt of Unemployment / Welfare Employment History Arrest Reincarceration Recidivism Rehabilitation Conviction Volunteerism Moral Cognitions Moral Reasoning Criminogenic Beliefs Moral Emotions Shame-Proneness Guilt-Proneness Personal Distress Empathy
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Moral Cognitions Moral Reasoning Criminogenic Beliefs
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Criminogenic Beliefs Criminals who persist in a life of crime often hold a distinct set of beliefs that serve to rationalize and perpetuate criminal activity. Cognitive Biases (e.g., You’re not hurt unless you are bleeding) Theoretically amenable to CBT-based intervention
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Guilt -.40*** Shame .10* Perspective-Taking -.16*** Empathic Concern -.37*** Personal Distress .31*** Psychopathy Total .34*** Factor 1 . 26*** Factor 2 .33*** VRAG .35*** PAI ASPD .49*** PAI Aggression .42*** PAI Violence Potential .48*** oncurrent Correlates of Criminogenic Beliefs
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Age -.21*** Jail Records Prior Jail Experience .12** Prior Felony Conviction .02 Total Custody Score .14** Wonderlic IQ -.27*** Connectedness Criminal Community .19*** Community at Large -.10* (n=452-552) oncurrent Correlates of Criminogenic Beliefs
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Bivariate Controlling Correlations for Age Age -.21*** Jail Records Prior Jail Experience .12** .18*** Prior Felony Conviction .02 .12** Total Custody Score .14** .17*** Wonderlic IQ -.27*** Connectedness Criminal Community .19*** Community at Large -.10* (n=452-552) oncurrent Correlates of Criminogenic Beliefs
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Substance Abuse PAI Alcohol Problems .15** TCU Alcohol Dependence .11* PAI Drug Problems .14** TCU Marijuana Dependence .24*** TCU Cocaine Dependence .04 TCU Opiate Dependence -.01 TCU Polydrug Use .16*** (n=508-548) oncurrent Correlates of Criminogenic Beliefs
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Next Question Can criminogenic beliefs help predict criminal recidivism?
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One Year Post-Release (N = 268) Self-reported
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2009 for the course PSYC 461 taught by Professor Tangney during the Spring '09 term at George Mason.

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